September 11, 2013
Obama backed down from the recent decision to bomb Syria because Putin threatened to bomb Saudi Arabia, but that is classified. The truth will probably be exposed in 2038. Indeed, that is the general lifespan of the secrecy imposed on diplomats who bargain in the shadows for the interests and the rights we all take for granted.
Remember the Cuban Missle Crisis? The world assumed that the confrontation had ended on October 28, 1962, when Kennedy and United Nations Secretary-General reached an agreement with Khrushchev. We all believed the Soviets would dismantle their offensive weapons in Cuba and return them to the Soviet Union, subject to United Nations verification, in exchange for a US public declaration and agreement never to invade Cuba. That is all we knew then.
It took 25 years to learn that the US had also agreed to dismantle all US-built Jupiter IRBMs, armed with nuclear warheads, which were deployed in Turkey and Italy and aimed at Moscow. The tense negotiations between the United States and the Soviet Union formally ended at 6:45 pm EST on November 20, 1962, and we thought it was all over on October 28.
The current crisis in Syria is potentially even more dangerous than the Cuban Missle crisis but the bloodthirsty media failed to notice.
The outside political interference which was clear and apparent during the Cuban Missle Crisis has all but been ignored in the current crisis. For example, the Saudis sent 1200 death-row inmates to fight Assad and since the CIA also applied its resources to the task, the conflict in Syria was more like a prolonged, Bay of Pigs-style invasion rather than a civil war. Besides Saudis, the prisoners that invaded Syria included Afghans, Egyptians, Iraqis, Jordanians, Kuwaitis, Pakistanis, Palestinians, Somalis, Sudanese, Syrians and Yemenis. All faced "execution by sword" for murder, rape or drug smuggling. Russia, which has backed Assad, privately objected and threatened to bring the issue to the United Nations.
As the CIA supplied weapons to the rebels, baseless allegations that Assad was using chemical weapons against them were very typical and very common months before Assad purportedly used them. There was a rather surreal element to the entire conflict because politicians repeatedly blamed Obama for not supporting the rebels while the CIA supplied them with weapons and given their formidable resources, it is not surprising that the rebels were armed to the teeth.
When chemical weapons were eventially used, it is extremely easy to embrace the conclusion that criminal rebels had used thembecause they desperately sought American inervention and they consequently cultivated the pretext which was necessary to convince the US to finish off what the Saudis and the CIA had started.
The suggestion that Assad used chemical weapons is rather silly because he is clearly intelligent enough to understand the consequences.
Frankly speaking, Assad and his dad sat on chemical weapons for 2 decades without ever using them against anybody, and it is unfortunate that "American Intelligence" still butchers the truth the way it was during the war against Iraq.
The Saudis were never shy about seeking to impose their will. Indeed, Saudi's spy-chief Prince Bandar tried to threaten and bribe Putin at the same time, and neither worked.
Bandar told Putin, “There are many common values and goals that bring us together, most notably the fight against terrorism and extremism all over the world. Russia, the US, the EU and the Saudis agree on promoting and consolidating international peace and security. The terrorist threat is growing in light of the phenomena spawned by the Arab Spring. We have lost some regimes. And what we got in return were terrorist experiences, as evidenced by the experience of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the extremist groups in Libya. ... As an example, I can give you a guarantee to protect the Winter Olympics in the city of Sochi on the Black Sea next year. The Chechen groups that threaten the security of the games are controlled by us, and they will not move in the Syrian territory’s direction without coordinating with us. These groups do not scare us. We use them in the face of the Syrian regime but they will have no role or influence in Syria’s political future.”
The Prince thought he could control Putin, because, in his words; “there is no escape from the military option, because it is the only currently available choice given that the political settlement ended in stalemate. We believe that the Geneva II Conference will be very difficult in light of this raging situation.”
It is consequently no surprise that when the Saudis threatened Russia with terror attacks at next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi unless they abandoned support for the Syrian President, Putin responded by threatening to bomb the Saudis back to the stoneage if they continued to terrorize Syria.
Now that's what you call DIPLOMACY!
The direct confrontation between Moscow and Washington is not announced by the Western media but the Pentagon's LUNATIC SCHEME to bomb Syria for 60 days, as announced by Obama, IS OVER.
In fact, the US war on Syria started and ended the moment two ballistic missiles were fired from a NATO base in Spain, and were instantly detected by the Russian radars and confronted by the Russian defense systems, so one of them exploded in the airspace and the second one diverted towards the sea.
The moment the military operation was launched, Head of the Russian Intelligence Service contacted the US intelligence and informed it that “hitting Damascus means hitting Moscow, and we have removed the term 'downed the two missiles' from the statement to preserve the bilateral relations and to avoid escalation. Therefore, you must immediately reconsider your policies, approaches and intentions on the Syrian crisis, as you must be certain that you cannot eliminate our presence in the Mediterranean.”
And peace has therefore been secured, for now.
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